[Update: 11:30 P.M PST] DMX’s rep released the following statement to HipHollywood:
“DMX was driving in the passenger seat when the vehicle he was in was pulled over last night. Although officers pulled them over for a minor traffic violation, DMX was asked to step outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers then claimed that they found bags of marijuana in the floorboard and arrested X. No drugs were found on DMX or the other passengers and the alleged bags of marijuana were never shown to DMX or the other passengers. DMX was released this morning at approximately 11am EST and is back at his home in South Carolina.”
DMX was arrested AGAIN Tuesday night in South Carolina and charged with simple possession of marijuana.
The Greer Police Department tells HipHollywood that Earl Simmons, the rapper’s legal name, was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for making an illegal u-turn.
DMX was initially taken into custody when police learned that the rapper had an active warrant for failure to appear on a driving suspension charge that he was issued a citation for earlier this year. We are told that officers also found multiple bags of marijuana in the car.
According to the police report, obtained by HipHollywood, Simmons became very aggressive with his words during the arrest and was making “idle threats.”
While officers continued to search the car, the 42-year-old informed law enforcement that he was having a hard time breathing. Paramedics were called to the scene, and later cleared the rapper of any issues.
DMX faced a judge this morning, and has since been released.